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The Edge of the Water: Book 2 of The Edge of Nowhere Series (Saratoga Woods) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth George
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Book Description

On Whidbey Island, secrets never stay buried.

A mysterious girl who won't speak; a coal-black seal named Nera that returns to the same place every year; a bitter feud of unknown origin - strange things are happening on Whidbey Island and Becca King is drawn into the maelstrom of events.

But Becca, first met in The Edge of Nowhere, has her own secrets to hide. Still on the run from her criminal stepfather, Becca is living in a secret location. Even Derric, the Ugandan orphan with whom Becca shares a close, romantic relationship, can't be allowed to know her whereabouts.

As secrets of past and present are revealed, Becca becomes aware of her growing paranormal powers and events build to a shocking climax anticipated by no one.

Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth.

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Book Description

The second novel in Elizabeth George's Young Adult series. This genre-bending work combines Elizabeth's flair for crime and suspense novels with the paranormal.

About the Author

Elizabeth George is the author of highly acclaimed novels of psychological suspense. Her first novel, A Great Deliverance, was honoured with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France; Well-Schooled in Murder was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI '1990'. Her novels have been adapted for television by the BBC as the Inspector Lynley Mysteries. An Edgar and Macavity Nominee as well as an international bestselling author, Elizabeth George lives in Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1729 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1444720007
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (10 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,464 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The edge of the water 6 Oct. 2014
By Clare O'Beara TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a slow and drawn-out tale set in a small town in Washington State, near the sea. There are paranormal attributes.

A black seal keeps coming to visit the harbour each year on the same day and this attracts attention from various persons including local kids, shopkeepers who run a festival around the seal, a fisherman and a naturalist who wants to do PhD research on whether the seal is a mutation produced as a result of a past oil spill.

The characters are not easy to like and I didn't feel interested in any of them, so after the first quarter of the book I skipped on to read the last quarter. I don't believe I missed anything much. The last part is nice to read as it brings a legend to life and explains a lot of what was going on but just abstrusely hinted at in the earlier parts.

Really what put me off the read was the amount of time that is spent with the unintelligent kids and their constant wishful thinking about sexual behaviour. All of that could have been tightened up to make the book more involving. If someone can slightly read minds, I'd like to see the girl put this skill to better use.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sadly lacking 27 May 2014
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
OK I read the first one and thought that it was solid so much so that when this, the second landed I couldn’t wait to start spending time with the characters from the original. Whilst the story has some wonderful twists and the principle character is a joy to be around, the author seems to have made a pretty fatal flaw with the ending, so much so that it felt like the book had been building to something pretty special only to be dashed within the last couple of pages.

Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy it, however when I get short changed on an ending that feels pretty damning then I tend to get not only annoyed but frustrated about the time I spent with it. I just hope that the next outing is better although at the moment, its going to take time for me to cool off from how I feel at this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read but not for the really young teens 7 Jun. 2014
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I love Elizabeth George. I picked up the first book in this series by accident, not knowing it was a young adult read. The first book was compelling and was so delightful (but safe in content) I allowed by 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son to read it. The Edge of the Water is another good book in this series, although beware, I would not allow my daughter and son to read this one at their ages. Whilst Elizabeth has kept to a nice clean read in respect of no swearing etc, there is a deal of teenage sex in the book along with a lot of 'sexting' (sending explicit photographs via mobile phone texts). Therefore this is a book I will not be passing on to my children until they are at least 16!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Is this intended for teenagers? 25 May 2014
By Andrew
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I could not believe this was Elizabeth George. The central idea is so ridiculous. The worst book that I have read for a long time
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4.0 out of 5 stars really good read 26 Jun. 2014
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I liked the plot line of the story and felt like she dealt with some key teenage issues. I recommend this book largely for teenagers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read. 20 May 2014
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Gripping story, can't wait for next instalment. I may be getting on a bit, but these youngsters totally drew me in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sequel to Edge of Nowhere 11 May 2014
By Pauline
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I really enjoyed the first book in this series. The second book was good, but at the end I felt it was a little rushed when a few more chapters would have been better. There was just so much to mention in only a small space. I have given this book 5 stars because the rest of the book was excellent, the story was gripping. There is no indication at the end of the book whether there will be another one unlike the first book. I don't want to say too much in case it ruins the story for others to enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Becca 11 May 2014
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as a fan of Inspector Lindsey books, I was pleased to discover that Elizabeth George has created another likeable character. although in my mid seventies I have been enthralled with this new series and have introduced my teenage grand daughter to them. she is also enjoying the story so far. can't wait for the third one to be published.
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